Ryanair traffic lifts Prestwick

Passenger numbers at Prestwick airport soared last month, boosted by an increase in traffic from Ryanair.

Chief executive Iain Cochrane predicted a further boost in the coming months as the budget carrier adds more flights to Alicante, Faro and Malaga.

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Almost 119,000 passengers passed through the Ayrshire terminal in May, up 14 per cent on the same month last year, and Cochrane said: “As more Scots head for their summer holidays to destinations such as Spain, Italy and Poland, we expect to see passenger volumes continuing to increase over last year.”